Shrimp piccata is a perfect, easy weeknight meal. Juicy shrimp are coated in a sauce made up of white wine, lemon juice, broth, capers, parsley, and butter. It's perfect served with noodles or pasta.
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: shrimp piccata
Author: Amanda Finks
2tbsp.extra virgin olive oil
12oz.uncookedpeeled, deveined, large shrimp (thawed, if bought frozen)
¼cupdry white wine
¼tsp.ground black pepper
¼cuploosely packed flat leaf parsleychopped
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to shimmer. In the meantime pat the shrimp dry with paper towels. Add the shrimp and ¼ teaspoon of salt to the skillet. Cook the shrimp, stirring often, until it turns opaque and is slightly undercooked (about 3 minutes). Do not cook the shrimp through at this point because it will finish cooking later. Remove the shrimp from the skillet with a slotted spoon and set aside.
Add the shallot to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Add the chicken broth, wine, lemon juice, pepper, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Add the shrimp back to the skillet. Cook for 1 minute, or until the shrimp is cooked through. Remove the skillet from the heat. Stir in the parsley, capers, and butter. Serve immediately.
I like to serve this over buttered angel hair pasta.